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MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The union representing Vermont state workers on Monday reversed a vote its board took last week to fire its executive director, placing him instead on paid leave while an investigation is done. The Vermont State Employees Association board voted last Wednesday to dismiss executive director Mark Mitchell.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The union representing Vermont state workers has reversed a vote its board took last week to fire its executive director, placing him instead on paid leave while an investigation is done. The Vermont State Employees Association board voted last Wednesday to dismiss executive director Mark Mitchell.
Peter Shumlin has signed three bills that promote energy efficiency and clean energy for homes, farms, and businesses. It allows the Vermont Economic Development Authority to borrow up to $10 million from the state Treasury to establish the loan programs and a new energy efficiency loan guarantee program.
Months before Americans buy coverage under Obamacare, it's becoming clear that choices for millions of people will vary depending on where they live. The NYT reports.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Trustees for the union representing Vermont state employees have voted to fire the labor group's executive director, its president said Thursday.
Hurricane Sandy and the economic recovery may have raised repair costs in the Northeast, but drivers there are often close to cheaper ones.
NEW YORK, June 13- When the state of Mississippi begins offering subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's reform law this year, residents will have only one choice- Magnolia Health Plan- a small insurer little known in most of the country.
Prison Legal News of Brattleboro says it's been stymied in its efforts to get information under the state's Public Records Act about settlements of suits brought by Vermont inmates against the Corrections Corporation of America.
WASHINGTON, June 12- Life is most expensive for people living in Hawaii, New York and Washington, D.C., and cheapest for those in South Dakota, North Dakota and Mississippi, according to U.S. government data released on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, June 12- U.S. state and local governments finally appear to be collecting enough in taxes to raise spending and give the broader economy a bit of a lift after several years of being a drag. In Virginia, the state government last month passed a law to direct sales tax revenues, which are rebounding, toward transportation infrastructure.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine food retailers would have to put special labels on products that contain genetically modified ingredients, under a measure advanced by the House on Tuesday. Maine residents have the right to know whether they're eating foods that have been genetically modified, which they say can lead to potential health risks, supporters of the bill say.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The board overseeing efforts to overhaul Vermont's health insurance system said Monday it has begun reviewing the rates customers will be expected to pay under the Vermont Health Connect exchange.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.-- Vermont's only natural gas company says its expansion through Addison County will mean the addition of 14 jobs in the company. Vermont Gas has asked regulators for permission to expand its footprint from Chittenden and Franklin counties in northwestern Vermont south through Addison County.
Global spending on green cleaning products is expected to rise to $9.3 billion in 2017 from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2012, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc- albeit still a fraction of the relatively stable $150 billion market for all household cleaning products.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Hewlett-Packard and Windows 8 might not take the state's Apple-loving schools by storm, but they're making a strong pitch to educators who must decide this week which laptops or tablets they're going to provide to more than 70,000 middle and high school students this fall.
WASHINGTON, June 7- The strongest criticism of President Barack Obama normally comes from the U.S. Congress, but reports the government engaged in sweeping surveillance of Americans' phone and Internet activity left even many of his critics uncharacteristically supportive.
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7- President Barack Obama insisted on Friday his healthcare overhaul is already proving worthwhile as he promoted the plan in California, where an argument is raging over whether it is living up to its name as the Affordable Care Act.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Two national unions competing to organize Vermont home care workers under a new state law took their fight before the state Labor Relations Board on Thursday, with one pushing for a quick union vote and the other urging caution.
CONCORD, N.H.-- New Hampshire's Senate voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit bosses from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose user names or passwords to personal Facebook, Twitter or other social media or email accounts. The House passed the bill in March, but the Senate amended it Thursday so the House must review the changes.
The White House spent much of the day defending the National Security Agency's secret collection of telephone records from millions of Americans as a "critical tool" for preventing attacks, as critics called the program- first reported by Britain's Guardian newspaper- a heavy-handed move that raised new questions about the extent of the U.S. government's spying on its citizens.